Centers for Independent Living (CILs) Survey and Executive Director Follow-up Interview Findings
Aug
22
3:00 PM15:00

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) Survey and Executive Director Follow-up Interview Findings

Please join us on Wednesday, August 22, for an important presentation from the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL). This webinar will discuss the information, training, and technical assistance needs of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) as they help consumers access healthcare and obtain or maintain health insurance coverage.

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Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Disparities
Jun
13
3:00 PM15:00

Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Disparities

CHRIL Presents...Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Access Disparities

 June 13, 2018
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Please join us on Wednesday, June 13, for an important presentation from the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living about Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Access Disparities following implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014. This webinar will discuss how the ACA affected health coverage, health care access, and health care costs for working age adults (18-64) with disabilities. The first part of the presentation will compare coverage, access and utilization trends for adults with and without disabilities. The second part of the presentation will use recent national survey data to explore continuing disparities in cost and utilization of health services. The final part of the presentation will identify emerging health policy issues like Medicaid Block Grants, Work Requirements, and changing regulations for private insurance, and how they may impact the lives of working-age adults with disabilities.

Plan to attend this important and timely webinar on Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Access Disparities on June 13, 2018 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Visit the Zoom Webinar room on June 13 to join!

This webinar is sponsored by the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL). Visit the CHRIL website at http://www.chril.org. The presenter for this webinar is Jae Kennedy who chairs the Department of Health Policy and Administration at Washington State University. THE CHRIL is led by Washington State University with partners at the University of Kansas, George Mason University and ILRU.

There is no charge to participate in this presentation.

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Sep
27
10:30 AM10:30

Early Findings from the CHRIL

 Image: A slide from the presentation showing Unadjusted rates of Current Uninsurance from 2008-2015, dropping from 17-18% in 2008-2012 to 9% in 2015. 

Image: A slide from the presentation showing Unadjusted rates of Current Uninsurance from 2008-2015, dropping from 17-18% in 2008-2012 to 9% in 2015. 

The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) presented this webinar on early findings from the first year of their research on the Affordable Care Act and people with disabilities on September 27, 2016.

A complete transcript of the audio of the webinar can be downloaded here (PDF). 

The slides from the presentation can be downloaded here (PDF). 

The three components of the webinar are:

First, Gil Gimm answered key research questions about Access to Preventive Services for Working-Age Adults with Mobility Limitations. Dr. Gimm is an associate professor at George Mason University and a co-investigator of the CHRIL. He worked for 5 years at Mathematica Policy Research, the top-funded research group in federal disability policy, including as the project director for the evaluations of the Medicaid Buy-In Program and the Demonstration to Maintain Independence and Employment.

Next, Elizabeth Wood shared what the CHRIL has discovered about Acute, Chronic, and Current Uninsurance Among Adults with Disabilities Before and After the ACA. Ms. Wood is a research scientist at Washington State University and a research associate with the CHRIL.

Finally, Jean Hall presented important national findings about Medicaid Expansion, Access to Care, and Employment for People with Disabilities. Dr. Hall is a research professor and director of the Institute for Health and Disability Policy at the University of Kansas, as well as a co-investigator of the CHRIL. The moderator for the webinar is Richard Petty, Director of the National Center for Aging and Disability.

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May
4
10:30 AM10:30

The Affordable Care Act and Persons with Disabilities: An Introduction and Overview

 Image: A screenshot of the NDNRC's website, showing several pictures of people with disabilities and the label "cross-disability information and support for Navigators and other enrollment specialists."

Image: A screenshot of the NDNRC's website, showing several pictures of people with disabilities and the label "cross-disability information and support for Navigators and other enrollment specialists."

The Collaborative on Health Care Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) offered this webinar on what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) means for persons with disabilities and what some of the opportunities and challenges the law will present.

The webinar outlined the research objectives and planned work of the CHRIL over the next five years. In addition, the webinar presented an overview of the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC) project and its Resources. The NDNRC is an initiative aimed at providing cross-disability information and support to Navigators and other enrollment specialists thereby ensuring people with disabilities receive accurate information when selecting and enrolling in insurance through the ACA Marketplaces.

Download all the presentation slides here (PDF). 

Download a complete transcript of the audio from the presentation here (PDF).

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